We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

BC Ferries

11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour from Vancouver
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
BC Ferries provides passenger and vehicle ferry services to 45 ports of call across coastal BC, with sailings to and from Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands, and Northern BC. BC Ferries Vacations also offers over 100 travel packages, including return ferry and accommodation. When on board BC Ferries, there are plenty of options for food and shopping, along with great wildlife and sightseeing opportunities.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“swartz bay” (210 reviews)
“prince rupert” (96 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
All hours
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
Write a Review
Reviews (3,199)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2,970 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

Convenient, smooth ride with beautiful views. Food & beverages, restroom facilities, & both a children's play area & an adults' work area available. Delightful.

Thank Louisa N
Reviewed yesterday

Wait time is crazy. Arrived ar 5.10 am for 6.20 am back to Van. we were the second last car to board

Thank Pioff
Reviewed yesterday

Our flight into Vancouver was delayed, and we arrived five minutes late for the bus to the ferry. BC Ferries Connector (Operated by Wilson's) was not helpful. The would not give us a refund. We knew that we could take a cab to the ferry...More

Thank hhgarrison9650
Reviewed yesterday

We rode the BC ferries to and from Sidney, Vancouver. They are very well-run and organized, and have very ample food choices, seating, and gift shop choices. We were happily surprised. Making a reservation in the summer is a must, but as long as you...More

Thank Marvon
Reviewed yesterday

Be prepared for long waits during the summer months. We find the ferry to be a bit expensive, especially for those who use the ferry on a regular basis. Buffet is good, bit pricey for what you get and is not always available. Same goes...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our family of four was visiting from Michigan to British Columbia. This was our first ferry boat ride. I will definitely do it again. The scenery was unbelievable. The setting was comfortable and the food options on board were plentiful...loved the poutine. Don't forget to...More

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We reserved our passage online and check in was really quick and easy. Boats clean and good amenities. Boats left and arrived on time. Staff were courteous and professional (except for one rude guy with batons directing us into lane on ferry). We took ferry...More

Thank jean m
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived the ferry terminal at Nanaimo before 5:00 PM on Sunday. We knew that the 5:20 ferry was full, but it was hard to imagine that we could not get onto the 7:30 PM ferry. We waited for 4.5 hours at the terminal before...More

Thank Agnes L
Reviewed 3 days ago

BC Ferries is a 60-year-old institution and, depending on the route, is a great way to travel between the mainland, Vancouver Island and other destinations on the coast. If one takes a larger ferry, e.g., between Tsawassen and Swartz Bsy, there are comfortable optional coffee...More

Thank Gordon L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are from Calgary and I had the chance to show my daughter the beautiful trip to Victoria. I have loved taking the ferry since my first trip when I was a kid. Always an excellent crew and trip!

Thank CindySaturday17
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
495 reviews
.04 miles away
Shine Cafe
186 reviews
.03 miles away
Floyd's Diner
247 reviews
.10 miles away
99 reviews
.08 miles away
Nearby Attractions
St. Andrew's Cathedral
76 reviews
.10 miles away
Johnson Street Bridge
61 reviews
.19 miles away
St. John the Divine Anglican Church
9 reviews
.18 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Colleen J
August 17, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from WC-Travelers-75 | Reviewed this property |
Colleen- I did a similar route last year. We took the car ferry from Seattle to Bremerton stayed on Olympic Peninsula for a few days and took the Black Ball ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria. Stayed a few days and then... More
Buzzy R
July 24, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from 411celiah | Reviewed this property |
It does depend which day you want to go. If it's a weekend, and especially a long weekend, you might have some problems. The earlier you get there the better. There are always cars in the unreserved lines so not everyone... More
July 17, 2017|
Response from Wendy H | Reviewed this property |
To help you with your searches you may not be aware that the ferry terminals do not have names that are associated with the cities they serve. The ferry from the mainland - Vancouver is called Tsawwassen Terminal and the... More